American Sniper

Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006208237X
Size: 14.26 MB
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Sniper

Author: Adrian Gilbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312957667
Size: 78.46 MB
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A profile of the world of the combat sniper offers readers a perspective on their endeavors in World War II and Vietnam with a collection of firsthand accounts that describe training, historical battles, and modern-day roles. Reprint. AB. PW.

Sniper

Author: Sari Horwitz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588363309
Size: 45.86 MB
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Sniper is the behind-the-scenes story of one of the most frightening rampages to occur in U.S. history—and how it was stopped. For more than three weeks, the nation watched in disbelief as Washington, D.C., and its surrounding suburbs were held hostage by anonymous gunmen shooting innocent civilians at random. Sniper is the definitive account of those alleged gunmen, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, and the massive manhunt that ended with their capture by a heavily armed SWAT team in an early-morning raid at an interstate highway rest stop. Two Washington Post reporters, Sari Horwitz and Michael E. Ruane, retrace the steps of Muhammad and Malvo from their first meeting on the island of Antigua to Malvo’s defiant confession in a Virginia jail. Drawing on exclusive reporting about that confession, internal police documents, and a wide range of law-enforcement sources, Horwitz and Ruane track in remarkable detail the murderous trail Muhammad and Malvo are accused of having followed to the Washington area and reconstruct the eerie way in which the two moved invisibly around the nation’s capital in the midst of one of the largest police investigations in U.S. history. Horwitz and Ruane also take you inside the police command center where local and state police, joined by the federal government’s most experienced crime fighters, worked desperately to stop the killings, unaware that a fundamental error—investigators were wrongly fixated on a white van—was allowing Muhammad and Malvo to slip through the dragnet. We meet FBI negotiators, veteran detectives, forensics experts, prosecutors, and politicians who faced perhaps the biggest challenge of their careers as they confronted frustrating setbacks, logistical nightmares, and the overwhelming pressure of a high-stakes investigation. In a fast-paced narrative that outdoes even the most acclaimed television cop shows, Sniper recounts the extraordinary police work that enabled investigators to quickly exploit the clues handed to them by Muhammad and Malvo that finally led to their arrest. Part gripping drama, part real-life portrait of law enforcement at work, Sniper is also a cautionary tale about the vulnerability of American society in an age of terrorism. From the Hardcover edition.

Sniper

Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143064381
Size: 25.96 MB
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&Lsquo;He Looked At Everything With A Sniper&Rsquo;S Eye. The World Was One Large Target And He Was Alone In It, In His Own Dark Little Womb, Depending For Survival On His Sniper&Rsquo;S Instincts.&Rsquo; Lieutenant Colonel Eswaran, A Highly Decorated Special Forces Officer In The Indian Army, Is In The Jungles Of Nagaland Trying To Hunt A Sniper, Gul Mohammed, Who Has A Vendetta Against Him. Meanwhile, In Kochi, His Sixteen-Year-Old Daughter Is Kidnapped, Raped, Beaten And Burnt To Death By A Sadist Known Only As The &Lsquo;Grey Man&Rsquo;. Faced By An Apathetic Police Force Eswaran Sets Out To Hunt His Daughter&Rsquo;S Murderer. Will His Training As An Ace Sniper Pay Off Or Will He Fail At Defeating The Now Combined Forces Of The Powerful Grey Man And Gul?

Sniper

Author: Pavel Hak
Publisher: Serpents Tail
ISBN: 9781852428563
Size: 45.75 MB
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"A terse and unflinchingly honest novel about war and man's inhumanity to men and women . . . brutal, bestial and highly disturbing."--William Boyd In an unnamed country, a group of fugitives flees their native village after an attack by the army. Their houses bombed and ransacked, their husbands, children, and parents killed, they are seeking sanctuary. Meanwhile, a sniper hides, picking off innocents in a besieged city. His apocalyptic, hallucinatory voice provides the novel with its main themes, the insanity of war and the terrifying exhilaration it excites in its perpetrators. Novelist and playwright Pavel Hak was born in Czechoslovakia in 1962. Exiled in France in 1986, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne University. Sniper is his first book to be published in English. He lives in Paris.

The Sniper At War

Author: Michael E Haskew
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1908273976
Size: 48.37 MB
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Sniper 2nd Edition

Author: Peter Brookesmith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312362904
Size: 73.56 MB
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A definitive account of the history and techniques of snipers in warfare describes their first recorded application in the eleventh century, the training practices of the world's top sniper schools, and the use of snipers in various conflicts, in a military analysis that also shares anecdotes and descriptions of sniper weaponry. 30,000 first printing.

The Ultimate Sniper

Author: Major John Plaster
Publisher: paladin Press
ISBN: 9781581604948
Size: 73.42 MB
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Through revised text, new photos, specialised illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping; marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics.

Silent Warrior

Author: Charles Henderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425188644
Size: 70.33 MB
Format: PDF
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The sequel to Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills continues the story of U.S. Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock and his accomplishments as a veteran of the Vietnam War, detailing his most difficult and dangerous missions. Reprint.

A Study Guide For Liam O Flaherty S The Sniper

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410358321
Size: 78.61 MB
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A Study Guide for Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.